September 01, 2021

VMF Caucus Announcements: Military Retiree Benefits & Donations to Afghan Evacuees

The DA Germany Veterans and Military Families Caucus has several important announcements this month regarding donations to Afghan evacuees at Ramstein Air Base and military retiree benefits. 

From DFAS Retired & Annuitant Pay
Dear Retiree,
You might be surprised to learn that DFAS gets back a lot of undeliverable
mail.  If you've moved your residence and haven't updated your account, we
might not be able to reach you when we have important information to share
about the Survivor Benefit Plan or your retired pay account.

Now is a great time to check the contact information in your retired pay

Login to your myPay account from your web browser on your computer or mobile
device and check your "correspondence address" under "Pay Changes" on the
side menu:  While you are at it, if you're not
receiving this at the email address you check often, make sure your best
email address is primary in myPay.

If you haven't logged in to myPay for a while, get our step-by-step,
downloadable how-to guides at (this link is case-sensitive): 
Retirees and Disabled Vets Due for Record Raise Next Year |

The American Military Community in Kaiserslautern/Ramstein is working to collect donations in order to support those who have been recently evacuated from Afghanistan. Information for how you can help follows:  

For reasons of hygiene, we can only accept the below items in new condition

Adult Items

  • Flip-flops/shower type shoes - High Demand

  • Adult socks

  • Conservative adult underwear

  • Feminine hygiene products (NOT tampons)

  • Sun cream

Baby Items - High Demand

  • Baby food

  • Baby and toddler formula

  • Baby food (NOT in glass containers and NO meat)

  • Baby spoons

  • Baby powder

  • Diapers

  • Baby wipes

  • Diaper creams

  • Pacifiers

  • Bottles (NOT glass)

    • Preferred:

      • Bottles with the wider nipples

      • Bottles that have the larger base

  • Sippy cups (NOT glass)

Kids Items

  • Socks

  • Underwear


  • Toys with batteries and small in size

  • Mis-matched baby/kids socks

  • Reading books

  • Summer clothing, shorts, tank tops


Drop off time
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 18:00

Ramstein Air Base
Building 1123
Corner of New York and Illinois
*Additional Parking: Across the street from the fire department

For more information you can see or contact Veterans and Military Families Caucus Germany [email protected]